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IN PICTURES: Swiss flags hang over protesting French ski village

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IN PICTURES: Swiss flags hang over protesting French ski village
Swiss flags hang from the town hall in the French village of Châtel. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

The French village of Châtel is protesting against the closure of their ski lifts by flying Swiss flags from the town hall.

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Nicolas Rubin, the mayor of Châtel, which is part of the large Swiss-French winter sports area Portes du Soleil, said he was trying to send a message to Paris

Unlike in France, ski fields in Switzerland are open and look likely to remain open in the coming festive period. 

“Dissatisfaction manifests itself through colour. All mountain areas rise up against the position taken too early by the government,” the mayor said on Facebook. 

“The Châtel town hall symbolically bears the Swiss colours”. 

Nicolas Rubin, the mayor of Châtel in front of the town hall. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

 

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Swiss flags hang from the town hall in the French village of Châtel. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

Swiss flags hang from the town hall in the French village of Châtel. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

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